Southport Swimming Club Masters are a group of swimmers, age 18yrs plus who meet at Dunes on at Tuesday/Thursday evening from 8 to 9pm. They also have a session at Marshside Health Club, Slaidburn Crescent, on a Sunday from 5.30 to 6.30pm. Lanes are governed on ability not age, and generally follow a schedule. Anyone is very welcome to come along and have a trial, help with stroke analysis etc can be given. Some swimmers are Competitive, Open Water or tri athletes, others just out to improve. Please contact the website or Helen direct on


April 23rd Staffordshire Open Masters, Stafford.
May 21st Yorkshire Open Masters, Sheffield.
British Championships 17th-19th June Aberdeen.
At the recent North West Masters Competition, 4 members of our group competed at Blackpool. Ed Clayton won the 100m Fly in his age group in a new record time while Andrew Porter won a gold medal in 100m Free and a silver in 50m free.
Sarah Lang gained medals in 100m back, bronze, and 200m back, silver.
Helen Jenkins raced in 50/100/200 breast and came 1st in all and 100m Ind Medlay, the 50, 200 and Medlay all in new record times. She also came 1st in the 50/100/200 back. The same weekend Will Rothwell competed at Millfield School where he was pleased with some good p.b’s.

The British National Masters Championships 2021
A small group of Southport Masters attended the great Ponds Forge pool for the National Masters Championships.
First off was Ed Clayton who finished first in the men’s 100m Fly, well done Ed. He was closely followed on day 1 by Sara Lang who had a busy day gaining three 5th places and a 6th in Free, back, breast and medley.
Also day 1 saw Helen Jenkins winning 50m back and Karen Barton gaining 2nd in her age group. Later 50breast saw Rod Barton finishing a strong 2nd, Helen 3rd in the ladies.
Day 2 brought 200m back and again Helen won her age group and Karen 2nd in hers. Also held was 100m Individual Medley which Helen also won and she was 2nd in 100m breast.
Day 3 saw Karen and Helen in action again, this time both won 100m back in their respective groups. A great result for a small club. This was followed by 200m Breast which Helen also won gold in.
This was one of the biggest entries held at Sheffield in a weekend which saw many World Records broken. Great to be back in competition again.

A group of swimmers from the club entered the Dee Mile in Chester earlier in August.
Fraser Cooke, Karen Barton & Helen Jenkins won their respective age groups, with Elaine Cooke, Maddie Fishlock, Cath Riseborough, Pam Taylor finishing in the top ten and Claire Essame and Rosie Lewis in top twenty. A great result for our club in rather damp conditions. Well Done!


4 of our Masters made the journey to North West Masters at Blackpool and all came home with medals. Catherine L won a silver and a bronze in the 400 and 200 freestyle, while Emma Jenkins got a gold and Bronze in the breaststroke and Individual Medley. Helen Jenkins won 4 gold and 2 silver in the back and breast events while newcomer Andrew Porter won 2 silver medals in his first outing as a Master. Well done all.
Entry form now available on Swim North West Masters page.
Lancashire County Masters Championships
Entries are now open for the National Championships at Sheffield in October. Numbers are limited, no qualifying times needed this year, but get in quick!
A small group from Southport entered the Lancashire Masters Championships at Blackpool in September.
Karen Barton won 3 gold medals in the backstroke events, while Rachel Derby won the 800m Free and was 5th in the 50m free.
Doreen Gordon won 3 gold medals while Helen Jenkins won 5 gold and 1 silver medal.
The only male swimmers from the club, Rod Barton put his training to good use by finishing 1st in the 50m Breast. Well done everyone

Also a small number from the club made the journey up to the Lakes to compete in the Coniston End to End swim, Elaine Cooke, Karen, Catherine Riseborough and Madeleine Fishlock showed their stamina by completing this course.

GB Masters
Helen Jenkins was the only competitor from Southport to make the journey to Swansea and she brought home 3 gold medals, 1 silver and one bronze. The Golds came in the 200m Back and Breast and 100m Breast. The silver in 50m Fly and the bronze for 50m Breast.
Coming up are the Cheshire Masters, July and the Welsh Masters in September, also the Lancashire Masters at Blackpool.

A lovely Christmas night out was had at Veronica's in town, organised by Catherine (Thanks)! Great meal and a good laugh-despite Neil's jokes! Also great dancing by Elaine and Lyndsay.

A contingent from Southport made the journey to Blackpool for the Lancashire County Masters Championships and came home with medals galore!
The first event, 100 Ind. Medley saw Ruthie Cartwright and Emma Jenkins winning gold, and Helen Jenkins silver medals. In the 200m Free Elaine Cooke came 2nd and Doreen Gordon was first in her age group.
50m Back saw Emma, Helen, Doreen and Karen Barton all winning while Neil Jackson was 2nd in the men’s category.  100 Breast was a Jenkins success,  Helen and Emma both winning, while in the 50m free, Sara Lang and Doreen won and Elaine Cooke was 2nd.
200 back winners were Emma, Karen and Neil. Ruthie swam a great race in the 800 free winning easily. Again winning Helen swam 200breast and Ruthie 50fly. In the 100 free Elaine came 3rd and Doreen won. 50m breast saw gold for Ruthie and Helen and finishing off in the 100m back, all winners from Southport were Helen, Karen and Neil.

Helen recently competed in the European Masters in Slovenia and came home with a 2nd and 3rd Medal, and also finished with two 4th places and two 6th</sup


Dee Mile 2018

Just before the start of the race, Club Coaches, Masters and Junior swimmers all ready to go. The Club did so well, Fraser winning the Junior Boys Section, Danny 2nd in his category, closely followed by brother James. Ruthie (not in photo) winning her group, as did Helen and Karen 3rd. Great results from everyone in perfect weather.

In Photo: Danny, James, Maddie, Elaine, Claire , Fraser, Helen, Pam, Karen. Also swam Ruthie & Sara.





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